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Suggest dosage for Flagyl

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Posted on Mon, 19 Oct 2015 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: Hi
What is the generic name fore Flagyl and the recommended adult dose?
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Answered by Dr. Pavan Kumar Gupta 21 minutes later
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Hello,
Thanks for the query.
I have read your query.
The generic name for FLAGYL is METRONIDAZOLE.
The usual adult oral  dose of metronidazole is 7.5 mg per kg of body weight every 6 hourly.
Or alternatively we can give...
500 - 750 mg three times a day.
Dose of 750 mg three times a day is given for 5-10 days in acute intestinal amebiasis while a dose of 500-750 mg three times a day for 5-10 days is given in amoebic liver abscess.
I hope it helps,however you are most welcome to revert to me for any further query.
Best of luck
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